Currently, residents of CILAs are only able to keep $50 of their monthly Social Security Income Checks. This is all the money people have to spend on shampoo, soap, toothpaste, clothing, linens, haircuts, transportation, recreation, hobbies, and unmet medical & dental needs. It is not enough.
The $50 amount was first set over twenty years ago. SB2262 would permanently set the amount at 15% of an SSI check. This would more than double the spending money available in today's dollars (15% of $733 = $110).
Please take a moment to fill out a witness slip in support of SB 2262.
The Senate committee meeting is at 3:00 p.m. today.
Here is the link to fill out a slip: Link to fill out slip